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Dominion's Cove Point gas export facility gets Maryland OK

  • Dominion Resources' (D) proposed Cove Point natural gas export facility is approved by the Maryland Public Service Commission but with 179 conditions covering items including air and water quality, traffic, noise and forest conservation at the site.
  • Dominion also is ordered to pay $48M toward state efforts to develop renewable energy and low-income energy bill assistance.
  • Dominion plans to build a 130 MW generating station at its existing Lusby import terminal, which would provide the power needed to compress natural gas into a superchilled liquid for loading onto tankers docked in the Chesapeake Bay.
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  • Holthusen
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    While I'm pleased the State of Maryland approved the planned Cove Point LNG facility, it appears that they weren't just satisfied with the increase in jobs this facility will bring and are grabbing everything they can get!
    2 Jun 2014, 08:41 AM Reply Like
  • Alien8w8
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    I live in the town this is being built. The construction jobs are temporary and the long term "benefits" will be about 10 jobs paying 100k+ a year. Meanwhile, over 6000 homes are affected by this company. Maybe you should come move here, property values will be nice and cheap for ya in a few years.
    6 Jun 2014, 02:50 PM Reply Like
  • Holthusen
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    I see your point, these installations are huge. As a property owner in the area I would not be pleased either.
    7 Jun 2014, 01:15 PM Reply Like
  • riegelwe
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    Dominion should reject the "armed holdup" demands to pay $48 million to develop "renewable energy and pay for low-income energy bill assistance." Should Dominion even consider paying such "blood money" it set a precedent for all future important business developments to "held up" for unearned income spoils. Maryland's corruption knows no bounds.Business should not feed it!
    2 Jun 2014, 11:04 AM Reply Like
  • jcruickshanks
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    To break Dominion's love affair with Cheap Dirty Coal; they must be forced to embrace "Renewable Energy". With Solar & Wind there is Zero fuel costs to produce power
    2 Jun 2014, 05:46 PM Reply Like
  • Holthusen
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    "To break Dominion's love affair with Cheap Dirty Coal; they must be forced to embrace "Renewable Energy" Wow! I hope you never obtain a position with the Federal Government..... The USA is suffering enough under that style and manner of thinking.
    3 Jun 2014, 08:49 AM Reply Like
  • celticxxx
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    I would hope the media will tell the world about the "big hold up". They need to shame Maryland for acting this way. It will definitely effect Industrial development in the future. I hope the media jumps all over this !!!!!
    2 Jun 2014, 05:47 PM Reply Like
  • Alien8w8
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    I live in the neighborhood next to this project. The "benefits" are few for the people and plentiful for Dominion. I would love to see your comments if they built this thing in your back yard where you would have the pleasure of all the noise that will accompany this 'beneficial' plant. The decrease in property values should be nice too. But what do most of you care, it's not your home.
    6 Jun 2014, 02:53 PM Reply Like
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